Lori Allen is a renowned Midwestern photographer best known for her work with children and families for the past 20 years. She has worked in the film industry for the past 25 years on major motion pictures including My Best Friend’s Wedding, Miracle on 34th Street ,Dennis the Menace, Home Alone, While You Were Sleeping, Amityville Horror, Derailed, and Fred Claus - to name a few. For these films, her work ranged from set decor to work in wardrobe, props and make-up departments.
She is currently the Still Photographer for the hit NBC TV show Chicago PD
For the past 3 years she has been honored to shoot the Red Carpet for the Grammys! Lori has also done still and event photo shoots for corporation such as Budweiser, Diageo, Mercedes-Benz, P&G, Art Smith, Berco’s Popcorn, Tavern at the Park, The Turf Room, The Saddle Room and the City of Chicago. Lori is proud to continue working on her passion project entitled “a beautiful vibe” With a mission to empower women and connect them with their inner beauty, Lori has done a number of photography projects designed to capture a woman’s spirit in a feminine, empowering and tasteful way.
Lori was asked to showcase her work and love for Chicago in Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Columbia College’s “Hearts of Bluhm” campaign along Michigan Avenue. An effort of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at the hospital, the campaign is intendend to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. Another favorite project was capturing the “heroes” of the Pink is the New Black campaign honoring the fabulous and brave survivors of Breast Cancer. The studio is located in Old Town, Chicago but Lori will travel to your favorite location as well (especially ones in Hawaii)